Are you tired of nagging your kids to clean their rooms? When you’re exhausted from nagging, reminding, and pleading, it’s time to resort to other tactics. Instead, inspire them to make the dull routines enjoyable and entertaining.
Motivating Your Kids To Clean
Make It Playtime
Turn "kitchen time" into a dance party. Appoint one child to be a chef and another to be a DJ. The chef chooses what she would like to help make for dinner, such as a simple salad or mashed potatoes. The DJ chooses what appropriate dance tunes he'd like to include on a playlist. Everyone can then dance around the kitchen while preparing dinner or while emptying the dishwasher later.
Start Them Early!
The healthier your home is the happier you will be! So allow your toddlers to lend a helping hand! They usually have a lot of energy, that if channeled in the right direction, can save you time and effort. Give your toddlers small jobs that they can be responsible for such as making their bed or putting away the toys after play time. Even if it is just one chore, you will teach your children good habits and you will feel less overwhelmed.
Switch Up Routines
Let your kids take turns planning meals and cooking dinner at least once a week, but inspire them not to cook the same meal twice in the same month (unless it's a birthday request). This allows them to be clever about planning and organizing meals, which makes it a fun activity rather than a dull chore.
Allow Kids Some Autonomy
Bossiness is not motivating to kids. Letting them give input is essential in preserving their sense of self-reliance and self-assurance. The key is not to use controlling language. Instead of dictating to your kids what they should do, use gentle suggestions. The more independent kids feel, the more motivated they will be to take on tasks and accomplish them from start to finish.
Turn it Over to the Professionals
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